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Hrcavka canyon

Canyon Hrcavka

Between the mountain ridge of the mountain Zelengora at an altitude of 1570 meters springs Hrcavka River. This river belongs to Foca, actually to NP Sutjeska and with its flows through the confluence of the Sutjeska River at an altitude of 530 meters.

Hrčavka is the largest tributary of Sutjeska and the altitude difference from the source to the confluence in the Sutjeska is about 1000 meters.

Hrcavka Canyon is one of the last discovered canyons in Europe and by its very nature is wild and intact. The passage through the canyon is traced with two times the length of about 13 km and the passage through the canyon can take between 4 h-6 h.

Hrcavka Canyon is covered with rocks on both sides up to 200 meters high. If you want to swim be ready for a old but clean water.

The canyon itself is quite demanding and it is necessary to use the alpinistic equipment as well to swim and jump from rocks.

Hrcavka canyon

General information about
planning your visit

Canyon may be visited as organized group only, accompanied by professional guides. The equipment used is of superior quality, because the safety in at first place. Conquering the canyon is a fantastic adventure, and from it ones escapes with taste of victory and self-satisfied smile on ones lips. And there are a lot of different victories…
The biggest and the most important of them, over one’s own fears…
Still under the strong impression, you will not even notice, that you are in the vehicle that takes you back to the starting point. In our case it is a camp in the heart of the Canyon, but this time – the Tara Canyon, where in a pleasant atmosphere, with dinner by the campfire, you can summarize and share impressions of the day that is about to end.
If you can imagine yourself in this wild and beautiful environment, if you are looking for exactly this from the Nature, steal at least one day of the summer (only at this time it is possible to visit the canyon) and contact us – we’ll do the rest. Well, welcome!


The total lenght of the canyon in 13000 meters

Maximum high of canyon reachs almost 200 meters

Minimal width of the canyon  is about 20 centimeters

Foca (located in eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina); Sarajevo (located in central Bosnia and Herzegovina); Trebinje( located in southern Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Sarajevo International Airport (B&H); Podgorica International Airport (MNE); Dubrovnik International Airport (CRO)

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Bosnia and Herzegovina, a heart shaped land, has a lot to offer when It comes to tourism. Spacious mountain views, emerald green lakes, beautiful landscape and picturesque towns. West and the East meet here, so you will learn a lot about cultures, traditions and people. Share what you have learned with your friends at Encijan’s campfire. When It comes to the tours that we organize, here are some destinations that we recommend you to visit:

Choose your ADVENTURE !

According to our many years experience in outdoor tourism, we are able to offer you more variants from our well designed arrangements (or packages) from one day and multiple days adventures tour in our country. Shell us, together with you, go into a little adventure and fearlessly stream our boats down the Tara and its boiling cascades…Or we go together with you with our backpacks to cruise along one of the most beautiful national parks in The Balkans…And maybe we’ll just get lazy together with you and enjoy the ethnic specialties of our cuisine…We have created programs which will exceed all your expectations! Whether you are an adrenaline junkie, nature lover, history buff or even foodie – do not worry, we have got you covered! Choose a program that fits your personality the best and live through an unforgettable experience!

It`s your choice…


Camp Encijan has capacity of 100 beds in 15 mountain huts (bungalows). All huts are built entirely from natural materials, breathable and comfortable. Furniture within the bungalow is new.
Two mountain houses – chalets (each 55 m2) are fully furnished with new furniture and comprise of bathroom, kitchen and a spacious living room on the ground floor and two double bedrooms in the attic. Toilets, sinks and showers are decently furnished, immaculately clean and fully meet the needs of a modern person.Hot water is available in shower

Organic food

food at encijan

Our traditional homemade cuisine and organic food prepared at our Camp Encijan, which we offer as part of our packages, is another reason why most of our long term and satisfied guests wish to visit us again.

The huge amounts of our delicious home-made food is prepared with love and in a traditional way, entirely from fresh organic food which we provide from our natural surroundings. In a moment, every new bite know to send you to some other and slightly forgotten dimension, in a time of our grandmother’s cuisine.


Prospective guides for Encijan Adventure team spend five years minimum perfecting their Tara River rafting skills under the guidance of veteran trip leaders before earning the position of “Rafting Skipper”. New guides, or guides in training, are known as “Skipper Interns” and it takes a very special person, full of passion, to be successful on the river and work in the natural wilderness of the Tara River Canyon.